REDISCOVERING CHINAS CULTURAL REVOLUTION 2a. Art and Politics
A production of Revolution Books, a revolutionary communist bookstore in Berkeley, California. The Symposium was co-sponsored by the Set the Record Straight Project.
Art and Politics in the Cultural Revolution
Panel includes Bai Di, Ban Wang, Lincoln Cushing
2a. MAIN PRESENTATION
is Director of Chinese and Asian Studies at Drew University. She is co-editor of; Some of Us: Chinese Women Growing Up During the Mao Era.
is Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture at Stanford University is author of; Illuminations from the Past: Trauma, Memory, and History in Modern China (Cultural Memory in the Present).
is a Historian and archivist of social and political graphics. He is co-author of; Chinese Posters: Art from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. His website is www.docspopuli.org
, moderator, is a writer for Revolution Newspaper
and host of the "Michael Slate Show". His website is Red Future
FEW EVENTS IN MODERN HISTORY
are more deserving of rediscovery than Chinas Cultural Revolution of 1966-76. Few have so challenged traditional notions of what human society can be. Few have been as distorted and demonized. Want to know what revolutionary socialism was really like? From people who lived it... and loved it? Hear from youth who went to the countryside to work and learn from the peasants...artists who set out to create revolutionary art... women who struggled against feudal tradition... people who look back at this period as some of the best years of their lives. And learn from scholars whose work brings to life a crucial and vital legacy of liberation.
These videos cover the first two days of this symposium held at UC Berkeley in November, 2009. Running time is seven hours divided into six video segments linked to here:
REDISCOVERING CHINAS CULTURAL REVOLUTION:
1a. author Dongping Han - presentation
1b. author Dongping Han - audience questions & answers
2a. Art and Politics panel presentation runs
2b. Art and Politics panel - audience questions & answers
3a. International Impact panel - presentation
3b. International Impact panel - Audience questions & answers